Fixing AMP-IMG Instrinsic ‘small’ images in IE11 and IE10

During a recent project I found an issue with images being shown very small when viewing a web page in IE10/11, this happened when the page was built in AMP with images being loaded with the AMP-IMG component. E.g. Notice the small image floated right: The project was built with WordPress, and uses the official […]

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Home Network Setup: What’s in my rack 2019

This is a follow on from my first post which described how I installed multiple CAT6 network cable runs in my house, view here. In this post, I will talk through the equipment which is currently in my network rack for 2019. Firstly, I have upgraded to a larger rack; now a 9U 600x600mm rack. […]

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Install Dafang custom firmware to Neos Smartcam

The Neos Smart cam is a small indoor security camera based on the Xiaomi Xiaofang hardware, this is similar to the Wyze Cam 2 which is also based on the same Xiaomi hardware. I’ve wanted one of these for a while, and now the Neos smart cam is readily available on Amazon in the UK, […]

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Using loadCSS with WordPress

I have been using loadCSS from the Filament Group recently, it’s a great tool to asynchronously load your CSS files in-order to increase your scores for Google’s PageSpeed tests. The main issue I faced is using loadCSS with WordPress. WordPress has many plugins to install and each of these plugins usually integrate with the hook […]

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Powering a RaspberryPi over PoE with a splitter

I have recently picked up a Raspberry Pi Zero. Because of it’s size, it is small enough to fit about anywhere, but there isn’t always a free electrical socket nearby – however a PoE powered solution would be ideal. I’ve already heard there is an official PoE hat but this can only be used with […]

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Free Stock Image and Video Providers for 2019

This is a follow-up to the current stock image and video websites I use. My original post is from 2016, you can view it here. Overtime the websites that offer these resources can become defunct and new providers become available – my goal with these types of posts are to help other people and also […]

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Using Speedtest-CLI to record speed tests to CSV via CRON

One of the most common speed testing services for Internet connections is Ookla’s Speedtest, and more often than not your ISP will either throttle your connection, or their network will slow down at peak times. Because of this, I wanted to make sure I am receiving the full connection speed which I am paying for. […]

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Sass (SCSS) powered Linear and Radial CSS3 gradients with MS Filters

I thought i’d share this code, it may be help anyone who wants to have some sort of backward compatibility when using CSS3 gradients with Internet Explorer 7+.   How does this work? Sass mixins and functions helps a lot with the ‘heavy-lifting’ and colour calculations. Let me explain the setup for Linear and Radial […]

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